Wild Lapsang Souchong 野生小种

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Apricot, Bread, Butter, Camphor, Cedar, Cherry, Chili, Cream, Dried Fruit, Eucalyptus, Floral, Flowers, Forest Floor, Fruity, Guava, Herbs, Lemon, Malt, Menthol, Mineral, Molasses, Nuts, Osmanthus, Peach, Pecan, Pine, Rainforest, Raspberry, Rose, Spicy, Tangy, Violet, Wood, Citrus, Lemongrass, Licorice Root, Lychee, Persimmon, Round, Smooth, Sweet, Viscous, Spices, Sugar
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
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Edit tea info Last updated by derk
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “(2023 harvest) Wow, this is so pretty. Has a wonderful scent of earth, lemon, bergamot and roast persimmon. Body is brisk but then leads into an extremely malty, creamy satisfying finish.” Read full tasting note
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  • “2022 harvest Been sipping on this casually at work. It does really well with the cooler-than-boiling water from the dispenser. Sweet, fruity and floral with tangy aftertaste. Mellow — it doesn’t...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I got this Wild Lapsang in Boulder at the Trident cafe. It is definitely up there with the other premium black teas I have tried recently and has a distinctive character of its own. Specifically,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “A really nice black tea in an unusual, very pleasant style. Some of their teas are on the sweeter, fruitier side and this version was like that. Initially it tasted more like fruit in the range...” Read full tasting note

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Updated April 2022 by derk

Location :Tong Mu guan (桐木关)

Harvest time :2022.April.8th

Cultivar : unsure

Feature :

This wild lapsang souchong , We call it as wild tea, because it does not have a fixed tea garden, just in a hill, and the tea trees are scattered around every corner. Before harvest picking every year, we have to go up the mountain several times to see the growth of the germinated tea tree. Our tea pickers always look for leaves in the weeds when picking this tea garden. I think there should be 2-4 different varieties in this tea.

The tea has a very obvious natural citrus and creamy and peach aroma. Fresh and sweet . very popular one Lapsang Souchong in my family .

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location:Tong Mu guan (桐木关)
Harvest date : April 10th 2018
this harvest, we did the more standard picking one bud and two leaves. The looking of 2018 wild lapsang souchong is much uniform than 2016 and 2017 harvest. It is more late harvested than most of the normal Lapsang souchong, so the leaves are quite thick . Using traditional un-smoked Lapsong souchong processing skill to keep its nature essence .
Feature: Unsmoked, Ripened Peach aroma, with very obvious milk flavors. Last more than 10 infusions. No any kind of bitter even you steep the tea for a long time. Quite bright in the tea soup, orange color

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(2023 harvest) Wow, this is so pretty. Has a wonderful scent of earth, lemon, bergamot and roast persimmon. Body is brisk but then leads into an extremely malty, creamy satisfying finish.

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2022 harvest

Been sipping on this casually at work. It does really well with the cooler-than-boiling water from the dispenser. Sweet, fruity and floral with tangy aftertaste. Mellow — it doesn’t carry the punch of flavor and aromatics of a previous year’s harvest. More oolong than red tea. Still have to try it out gongfu.

Flavors: Citrus, Eucalyptus, Floral, Fruity, Lemongrass, Licorice Root, Lychee, Malt, Pecan, Persimmon, Round, Smooth, Sweet, Tangy, Viscous

Leafhopper

Derk, did you break the dashboard again? :P

Wuyi Origin’s Wild Lapsang is one of my all-time favourite teas.

derk

It wasn’t me, I promise! Though I do think the stall might be related to the server receiving too many tasting note inputs in quick succession such that it gets bogged down and cranky. But I’m not a tech person, so who knows.

Did I give you any of this? I feel like I might’ve. If this tea is one of your all-time faves, have you not given it a glowing review in order to cloak its excellency? ;P Anyway, yeah, it’s real good!

Leafhopper

A server overload wouldn’t surprise me. After all, it had to cope with the many tasting notes left over from the previous stall. Steepster’s been really glitchy lately, to say the least!

Daylon first introduced me to this tea, and I actually reviewed it under Trident Booksellers and Cafe instead of Wuyi Origin. Since then, I’ve bought many iterations and I would raise the rating substantially. You did send me some at one point and I think I left a comment thanking you on one of your reviews. :) I also thought I’d written a tasting note on the Wuyi Origin page, but either I didn’t do it or Steepster ate it.

Martin Bednář

The tech reason that derk suggested seems plausible for me, but honestly; I don’t think that we overload it in any way. It is supposed to be able to handle it.

The tea… sounds just lovely.

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I got this Wild Lapsang in Boulder at the Trident cafe. It is definitely up there with the other premium black teas I have tried recently and has a distinctive character of its own. Specifically, it is an incredibly fragrant and floral black tea, at times reminiscent of red jade black teas.

The smell is very deep and complex, I find it hard to describe or compare. There are aromas of tomato vine and various spices and herbs. The taste is well balanced with savoury and bitter flavours complementing the natural sweetness. There are notes of bread crust, pecan skins and rock sugar. Aftertaste is long and very fragrant. The main flavours are those of wood, incence and beeswax. The weakest aspect of this tea is the mouthfeel I think. It’s not bad, but nothing exceptional either.

Flavors: Bread, Floral, Herbs, Nuts, Pecan, Spices, Sugar, Wood

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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A really nice black tea in an unusual, very pleasant style. Some of their teas are on the sweeter, fruitier side and this version was like that. Initially it tasted more like fruit in the range of peach than last year’s, which had included more citrus, which transitioned later to a creamy range that reminded me a lot of butterscotch. Some of the flavor range is common to other black teas, a very mild form of malt, and some underlying mineral, but it’s a lighter, sweeter, more refined form of tea than most black tea versions. Other above average unsmoked Lapsang Souchong versions I’ve tried usually taste more like a mild malt, maybe with some sweetness and complexity, but typically not the same level of fruit and overall range as this one. That pretty much covers it but there is more detail here:

http://teaintheancientworld.blogspot.com/2018/05/wuyi-origin-wild-lapsang-souchong.html

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For me, black teas need to be outstanding for me to bother with them. I just find other teas more agreeable taste-wise. This was one of those exceptional black teas that has me coming back for more. It’s got that typical malty black tea thing, but there’s so much more going on here. Very nice mouthfeel and feeling in the throat and body. It’s gentle, yet assertive in its uniqueness. Great depth and viscosity as well. The leaves look “wild” – spindly tendrils with a maocha-like appearance.

It’s highly fragrant, both dry and wet leaf – musky floral and sweet forest mist – and not smoky at all (huge plus in my book). This is reflected in the flavor, which has an intriguing character – mellow mineral sweetness with notes of dried cherries, wild flowers, molasses, and moss. This is one of those feel-good teas. Cindy has been sourcing these leaves and processing them herself for a long time. I think it’s this combination that makes this tea extra special. Black tea-lovers should definitely check out Wuyiorigin and try this one.

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